Reclamation North West UK – Why use reclaimed materials?
The building industry has a massive impact on the environment in terms of energy consumption, use of natural resources, pollution and waste. Every year in the UK, the embodied costs associated with the extraction, production, manufacture and transportation of building materials are immense. Using reclaimed materials can significantly reduce environmental impacts, and save up to 95% of the embodied costs by preventing the unnecessary production of new materials, and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. However, according to a recent government study, only 1% of reclaimed materials are used in new building projects, a percentage that should really be higher. If you are looking for quality reclaimed materials then visit our page on – Reclamation North West UK
Where do I find reclaimed goods?
The best place to source reclaimed materials is from a reclamation yard of a demolition contractor, such as Jim Wise Reclamation. Our sister company, Jim Wise Demolition carefully dismantle buildings in such a way that their materials can be sold and re-used. As one of the largest and most trustworthy demolition contractors in the UK, we complete many demolition projects, transporting only the best materials to the Jim Wise Reclamation Yard for sale to public and trade alike.
Reclaimed Wooden Floors:
The reason reclaimed wooden flooring is stronger and will last longer than flooring produced from newer timber, is because the older wood is less likely to split. The reason for this is that it’s been exposed to hot and cold atmospheres for so long that it’s already done all the expanding and contracting it needs to. The grain in the reclaimed timber is also much denser than the new wood which also means it’s less likely to warp.
Reclaimed Oak Wood Beams:
Our oak beams are salvaged from English barns and houses, we only save the best. Many of our beams are used either structurally in roofs or cosmetically above fireplaces for which we offer a service to clean and finish to your taste. We offer services of cleaning old pieces of oak to transform them into a readymade mantle. We have a custom-made showroom with a variety of mantels all full of character, that has been treated for infestation and waxed ready to pick up and fit straight into your fireplace.
There many places in the home to use reclamation stone, such as a garden or courtyard. Build walls or new structures to complement the existing style. Visit our reclamation yard to discover the options available.
Reclaimed Natural Stone:
Used for new flooring in a bathroom or even an outside patio, the possibilities are endless as is the choice when you visit our reclamation yard.
Reclaimed Tile & Slate:
Jim Wise Reclamation has a vast number of often discontinued roof tiles and pantiles. If you need a substitute tile, we will do our very best to match your current tile for you, avoiding a costly entire replacement.
Reclaimed sleepers are originally used on the railway to level and secure the tracks. Once their life span has been used they are surplus to Network Rail’s requirements. Due to their size and weight they are commonly used for retaining walls, sleepers’ bays, edgings and vegetable patches. We stock reclaimed and newly treated sleepers; we can sell from 1 sleeper up to 250 sleepers at a time.
Reclaimed Quarry Tiles:
Reclaimed Quarry Tiles are our most popular and most demanded item. We grade each one to ensure it has no chips or defects.
When you choose Jim Wise Reclamation not only are you getting something of quality and value but you’re also doing right by the environment as all our products have been salvaged and saved from the landfill. Many of which have come from our own demolitions; therefore, we are able to offer you the most competitive prices on the market!